Story by Gule Marabe
Looking for decent job after graduating from universities is another challenging steps that we had to climb up as graduates. Here is my undeniable experience that maybe beneficial to new graduates . In 2015 April, I have graduated from the University of Papua New Guinea 🇵🇬 with degree in Environmental Science and Geography. I have heard many times from previous students and senior workers from both public and private sectors that "getting decent jobs is not that easy and while on the job search and when time goes on, you would turn to forget what you had learned from college or university".
That truly inspired me to start my career somewhere, regardless of my education qualifications or whatever. On the 15th of April, 2015 I joined G4S as static guard for most urban areas. While manning the client's premises and standing tall idly at the gate with rain and sun, clients would sometime call me "security opim gate na mi kam out".
..That extremely bites off my head. Some good clients would offer me leftover meal so I would protect them securely in the night...It took me 2 years and in the middle of 3rd year, there was Australia Pacific Technical College scholarship advertised on newspaper so I had to apply and finally got accepted. I have balanced out my work and training as "NIGHT SECURITY AND DAY STUDENT" until I successfully accomplished and achieved Certificate Level 3 in Civil Technology. After one week of graduating from APTC, I received a call from Wood Group PNG LNG and accepted me to join Civil Crew in their team. I tried my best as I could to secure job that could best suit my credentials. After 4 months, Wood Group Management nominated me as Safety Rep and that created a gab for me to attend some special Health and Safety Meetings with other Safety Leaders.. Wood Group then pushed me up to be their HSE Advisor and even sponsored me me to attain Certificate level 4 in WHS. Lately promoted me again as Senior HSE Advisor. After 5 years I have officially resigned and appreciated Wood Management for my career challenges and development. Now with Nacap PNG as Sr. HSE Advisor.
Moral: You will swallow your educational skills with food if you wait for decent job while time lapsing. Start somewhere, get up and carry on with smile.
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